Nancy Kutner

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Health status and quality of life reported by incident patients after 1 year on haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
    Nancy G Kutner
    USRDS Rehabilitation QoL Special Studies Center, Emory University, CRM 1441 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:2159-67. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Associations among nocturnal sleep, daytime intradialytic sleep, and mortality risk in patients on daytime conventional hemodialysis: US Renal Data System special study data
    Nancy Kutner
    Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, United States Renal Data System, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Hemodial Int 17:223-9. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Racial differences in restless legs symptoms and serum ferritin in an incident dialysis patient cohort
    Nancy G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, CRM 1441 Clifton Rd N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 44:1825-31. 2012
  4. pmc Impact of race on predialysis discussions and kidney transplant preemptive wait-listing
    Nancy G Kutner
    United States Renal Data System, Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Nephrol 35:305-11. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Perspectives on the new kidney disease education benefit: early awareness, race and kidney transplant access in a USRDS study
    N G Kutner
    United States Renal Data System, Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Transplant 12:1017-23. 2012
  6. pmc Nocturnal sleep, daytime sleepiness, and quality of life in stable patients on hemodialysis
    Kathy P Parker
    Nell Hodgson Woodruff, School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Road, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:68. 2003
  7. pmc Dialysis facility characteristics and variation in employment rates: a national study
    Nancy Kutner
    Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, United States Renal Data System, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:111-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint How can exercise be incorporated into the routine care of patients on dialysis?
    Nancy G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University, 1441 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 39:1281-5. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Association of sleep difficulty with Kidney Disease Quality of Life cognitive function score reported by patients who recently started dialysis
    Nancy G Kutner
    Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, United States Renal Data System, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:284-9. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Pretransplant physical functioning and kidney patients' risk for posttransplantation hospitalization/death: evidence from a national cohort
    Nancy G Kutner
    Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, United States Renal Data System, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 1:837-43. 2006

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Health status and quality of life reported by incident patients after 1 year on haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
    Nancy G Kutner
    USRDS Rehabilitation QoL Special Studies Center, Emory University, CRM 1441 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:2159-67. 2005
    ..It has been suggested that there are no large differences in the quality of life of incident patients starting on haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD), but few studies have addressed this issue...
  2. doi request reprint Associations among nocturnal sleep, daytime intradialytic sleep, and mortality risk in patients on daytime conventional hemodialysis: US Renal Data System special study data
    Nancy Kutner
    Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, United States Renal Data System, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Hemodial Int 17:223-9. 2013
    ..50 [95% confidence interval: 1.04-2.17]; P = 0.03). Continued investigation of the association of timing and duration of sleep with hemodialysis patient outcomes is warranted...
  3. doi request reprint Racial differences in restless legs symptoms and serum ferritin in an incident dialysis patient cohort
    Nancy G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, CRM 1441 Clifton Rd N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 44:1825-31. 2012
    ..No prior studies have compared restless legs symptoms and serum ferritin levels of African-American and those of the Caucasian patients on dialysis...
  4. pmc Impact of race on predialysis discussions and kidney transplant preemptive wait-listing
    Nancy G Kutner
    United States Renal Data System, Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Nephrol 35:305-11. 2012
    ..US registry data have consistently shown that blacks are less likely than whites to be wait-listed before beginning dialysis...
  5. doi request reprint Perspectives on the new kidney disease education benefit: early awareness, race and kidney transplant access in a USRDS study
    N G Kutner
    United States Renal Data System, Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Transplant 12:1017-23. 2012
    ..Ongoing support and education about kidney transplantation for patients after dialysis start could help to build on early education and foster greater quality improvement in patient outcomes...
  6. pmc Nocturnal sleep, daytime sleepiness, and quality of life in stable patients on hemodialysis
    Kathy P Parker
    Nell Hodgson Woodruff, School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Road, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:68. 2003
    ..Thus, we studied a sample of stable HD patients to explore relationships between quality of life and both subjective and objective measures of nocturnal sleep and daytime sleepiness..
  7. pmc Dialysis facility characteristics and variation in employment rates: a national study
    Nancy Kutner
    Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, United States Renal Data System, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:111-6. 2008
    ..Investigation of factors associated with variation in dialysis patient employment has focused primarily on patient-level factors. Little is known about facility-level factors that may be associated with patient employment...
  8. ncbi request reprint How can exercise be incorporated into the routine care of patients on dialysis?
    Nancy G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University, 1441 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 39:1281-5. 2007
    ..The essential condition is that the unit and staff are committed to a treatment culture that makes physical activity a priority. Asking patients what they are doing for regular exercise should be part of routine patient assessment...
  9. ncbi request reprint Association of sleep difficulty with Kidney Disease Quality of Life cognitive function score reported by patients who recently started dialysis
    Nancy G Kutner
    Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, United States Renal Data System, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:284-9. 2007
    ..Increased understanding of links among sleep difficulty, management of sleep difficulty, and cognitive function could benefit multiple dimensions of dialysis patients' quality of life and daily functioning...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pretransplant physical functioning and kidney patients' risk for posttransplantation hospitalization/death: evidence from a national cohort
    Nancy G Kutner
    Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, United States Renal Data System, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 1:837-43. 2006
    ..More research investigating patients' pre- and posttransplantation physical functioning levels in relation to transplant outcomes would be valuable...
  11. doi request reprint Promoting functioning and well-being in older CKD patients: review of recent evidence
    Nancy G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University, CRM 1441 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 40:1151-8. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint Effect of Hurricane Katrina on the mortality of dialysis patients
    Nancy G Kutner
    United States Renal Data System Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Kidney Int 76:760-6. 2009
    ..We suggest that disaster-related education for patients must be ongoing, and that each disaster may present a different set of circumstances and challenges that will require unanticipated response efforts...
  13. doi request reprint Rehabilitation in the renal population: barriers to access
    Nancy G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the US Renal Data System Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Semin Nephrol 30:59-65. 2010
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  14. pmc Quality-of-life change associated with robotic-assisted therapy to improve hand motor function in patients with subacute stroke: a randomized clinical trial
    Nancy G Kutner
    Emory University School of Medicine, 1441 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Phys Ther 90:493-504. 2010
    ..At 6 months poststroke, most patients cannot incorporate their affected hand into daily activities, which in turn is likely to reduce their perceived quality of life...
  15. doi request reprint Patient awareness and initiation of peritoneal dialysis
    Nancy G Kutner
    United States Renal Data System Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:119-24. 2011
    ..We investigated patient awareness of PD and variables associated with PD selection, including dialysis unit ownership and geographic area...
  16. pmc Depressed mood, usual activity level, and continued employment after starting dialysis
    Nancy G Kutner
    Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, United States Renal Data System, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:2040-5. 2010
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  17. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported sleep difficulty and cognitive function during the first year of dialysis
    Nancy G Kutner
    Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, United States Renal Data System, Emory University, CRM 1441 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 40:203-10. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that patients with self-reported persistent sleep difficulty would have an increased risk of scoring lower on a cognitive function measure at follow-up compared to their score at baseline...
  18. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and daily hemodialysis
    Nancy G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University, 1441 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Semin Dial 17:92-8. 2004
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  19. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of non-compliance in haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients
    Nancy G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, 1441 Clifton Road NE, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 17:93-9. 2002
    ..Non-compliance with prescribed therapy significantly impacts dialysis patient care and outcomes. The underlying psychosocial issues leading to non-compliance are not well understood, especially in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Race, gender, and incident dialysis patients' reported health status and quality of life
    Nancy G Kutner
    Rehabilitation Quality Life Special Studies Center, United States Renal Data System, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:1440-8. 2005
    ..These findings add to existing evidence that minority patients on dialysis report less satisfaction with their care than do white patients, an important area for continued study...
  21. ncbi request reprint Linking race and well-being within a biopsychosocial framework: variation in subjective sleep quality in two racially diverse older adult samples
    Nancy G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1441 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 45:99-113. 2004
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  22. ncbi request reprint Race and restless sleep complaint in older chronic dialysis patients and nondialysis community controls
    N G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:P170-5. 2001
    ..The findings are consistent with the view that sleep quality in late life is likely to reflect a delicate balance between psychological as well as physical well-being...
  23. ncbi request reprint Black/white differences in symptoms and health satisfaction reported by older hemodialysis patients
    N G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Ethn Dis 10:328-33. 2000
    ..The relation of these complaints to dialysis adequacy and patients' nutritional status merits continued study...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cardiac rehabilitation and survival of dialysis patients after coronary bypass
    Nancy G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 17:1175-80. 2006
    ..This observational study suggests a survival benefit of cardiac rehabilitation for dialysis patients after CABG...
  25. ncbi request reprint Association of fish intake and survival in a cohort of incident dialysis patients
    Nancy G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 39:1018-24. 2002
    ..Patients who reported fish consumption were approximately 50% less likely to die during the study interval. Health outcomes associated with fish consumption merit continued study in patients with chronic renal failure...
  26. doi request reprint Impact of a patient education program on disparities in kidney transplant evaluation
    Rachel E Patzer
    Emory Transplant Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7:648-55. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of the ETC education program on completion of the transplant evaluation process...
  27. doi request reprint Improved long-term survival of dialysis patients after near-total parathyroidectomy
    Jyotirmay Sharma
    Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:400-7; discussion 407-8. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to compare short- and long-term mortality in dialysis patients who underwent near-total parathyroidectomy (NTPTX) and matched nonoperated controls...
  28. pmc Costs and effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation for dialysis patients following coronary bypass
    Yijian Huang
    United States Renal Data System, The Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Kidney Int 74:1079-84. 2008
    ..The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of $13,887 per year of life saved suggests that cardiac rehabilitation is highly cost-effective in patients with end-stage renal disease following CABG...
  29. doi request reprint Correlates of persistent sleep complaints after traumatic brain injury
    Wei Huang
    a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA, USA
    Neuropsychol Rehabil 23:698-714. 2013
    ..The observed psychological patterns associated with persistent sleep complaint in a specific time course after brain injury have important research and clinical implications that merit further study. ..
  30. pmc ESRD patients using permanent vascular access report greater physical activity compared with catheter users
    Haimanot Wasse
    Division of Nephrology, WMB, Emory University School of Medicine, Room 338, 1639 Pierce Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 45:199-205. 2013
    ..Among hemodialysis (HD) patients, use of a central venous catheter (CVC) might impede physical activity due to factors such as infection or patient fear of catheter dislodgement...
  31. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization rates among dialysis patients during Hurricane Katrina
    David Howard
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Department of Economics, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 27:325-9. 2012
    ..However, the impact on patient health and service use is unclear...
  32. pmc Autonomic activation in insomnia: the case for acupuncture
    Wei Huang
    Atlanta VA Medical Center, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 7:95-102. 2011
    ..Our review indicates the necessity for further research in the relationship between the effects of acupuncture on insomnia and autonomic regulation, which might guide better selective use of this treatment modality for insomnia...
  33. pmc Association of initial hemodialysis vascular access with patient-reported health status and quality of life
    Haimanot Wasse
    Department of Medicine, Renal Division, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:708-14. 2007
    ..Although the arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the recommended form of vascular access for patients with ESRD, its impact on patient perception of health status, quality of life (QOL), or satisfaction is unknown...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impediments to timely diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in African Americans
    Patricia C Clark
    Department of Adult and Elder Health, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2012-7. 2005
    ..Intensive efforts are needed to connect African-American families with physicians and to achieve more timely diagnosis of AD to enable families to understand the illness, plan for patient safety, and make long-term plans...
  35. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and rehabilitation of elderly dialysis patients
    Nancy G Kutner
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Semin Dial 15:107-12. 2002
    ..Strategies that improve outcomes by reducing the risks of elderly persons for increased disability, assisting them to function in their usual environment whenever possible, can also have benefits...
  36. doi request reprint A systematic review of the effects of acupuncture in treating insomnia
    Wei Huang
    VA Medical Center at Atlanta, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Emory University School of Medicine, 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033, USA
    Sleep Med Rev 13:73-104. 2009
    ..This review highlights aspects of acupuncture treatments important to guide future research and clinical practice...
  37. ncbi request reprint Survival and hospitalization among patients using nocturnal and short daily compared to conventional hemodialysis: a USRDS study
    Kirsten L Johansen
    USRDS Rehabilitation QoL Special Studies Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Kidney Int 76:984-90. 2009
    ..All-cause and specific hospitalizations did not differ significantly between NHD and SDHD patients and their matched control cohorts. Our study suggests that NHD may improve patient survival...
  38. pmc The comprehensive dialysis study (CDS): a USRDS special study
    Nancy G Kutner
    Rehabilitation Quality of Life Special Studies Center, United States Renal DataSystem, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:645-50. 2009
    ..The Comprehensive Dialysis Study (CDS) aimed to understand factors contributing to physical, functional, and nutritional health status among patients starting dialysis...
  39. doi request reprint Content validation of symptom-specific nocturia quality-of-life instrument developed in men: issues expressed by women, as well as men
    Lauren L Mock
    Birmingham Atlanta Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Urology 72:736-42. 2008
    ..Because the ICIQ-Nqol was developed exclusively in men, the validity of its use in women is unknown...
  40. ncbi request reprint Selected as the best paper in the 1990s: Reducing frailty and falls in older persons: an investigation of tai chi and computerized balance training
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Nursing, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1794-803. 2003
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Significance of frailty among dialysis patients
    Kirsten L Johansen
    Nephrology Section, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:2960-7. 2007
  42. ncbi request reprint A crossover study of short daily haemodialysis
    Alexander S Goldfarb-Rumyantzev
    University of Utah School of Medicine, and Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City 84112, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:166-75. 2006
    ..Most of these previous studies however have not been performed with rigorous controls...
  43. ncbi request reprint Association of body size with health status in patients beginning dialysis
    Kirsten L Johansen
    Division of Nephrology, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:543-9. 2006
    ..Greater weight-for-height has been associated with prolonged survival in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) but not in the general population. The association between body size and health status has not been carefully evaluated...
  44. ncbi request reprint Morning versus evening hemodialysis
    Donald L Bliwise
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:213; author reply 213. 2003